A DISGRACED vicar yesterday admitted spying on underage girls with hidden cameras “for his own sexual gratification”.
Reverend Richard Lee, 49, confessed to watching a mum and daughter plus two more under-16 girls on bathroom cameras.
He pleaded guilty at North Somerset Magistrates’ Court to eight voyeurism charges and 18 of making indecent images.
Police found more than 500 images and videos on computers in a search of Lee’s home in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
The married dad of two served two local churches before being suspended by the Church of England after his arrest.
Prosecutor Andrea Edwards said: “There is a great abuse of trust in this case.
“During the interview he admitted the images and film were for his own sexual gratification.”
He was granted conditional bail and will be sentenced at Bristol Crown Court next month.
Article written by James Beal, reporter at The Sun, and sub edited by myself.
Originally published in The Sun on Tuesday February 12 2013.